Today, I downloaded a file on to my computer. When I clicked on the .exe file to install it the file disappeared and i think my computer is now infected with a virus. When i press CTRL+ALT+DELETE it compes up with a message that says 'Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator'. when i try to use system restore a similer message comes up. I had a virus scan which was not on at the time but when i realised i had a virus i tried to do a scan of my computer, but the virus scan would not open properly. I have tried downloading other virus scan software but it would not install. Ive tried every thing. Please help me!
I have come across a similar problem to this where a virus disables the Task Manager,Regedit,and Msconfig.
I'm trying to remember how to get the TaskManager(CTRL+ALT+DELETE) functioning again ; Search your pc for the file Taskmgr.exe. When you find it make sure that a copy of it exits in C:\ and in C:\Windows\system32. Copy and Pasting will do it for you.
I think it is the same for the other 2 programs.
By putting a copy of it onto the Desktop will work as well but requiring you to click on it .
cbradley857, reason your trial version of anti-virus didn't find the virus is probably that it needs updating before you use it. If the virus was invented after the release of the free trial software, the software will not know anything about that virus, so will not find it. All anti-virus software needs updating as soon as installed and before use, even if it's a paid for version and came in a box.